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Harsh Environment Electronics Workshop Announced

Workshop co-sponsored by SMTA and Auburn University (CAVE)

For more info contact:
Melissa Serres
T 952-920-7682

For immediate release: June 9, 2006

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Co-sponsored by SMTA and Auburn University (CAVE), the Harsh Environment Electronics Workshop will be held July 19-20 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel - Indianapolis (IN) and addresses the concerns related to harsh environment electronics and the challenges within the vehicle electronics community. The event is intended to bring together the needs of "end-users" with the capabilities from the research community and the industrial supply base.

In particular, the workshop addresses the challenges of meeting expanding temperature ranges (-55C to +150C/+200C) with increased vibration, higher packaging density, and longer reliability. Next generation requirements for automotive electronics are explored from the systems level and potential supply based solutions are presented.

In addition, industrial needs for non-automotive vehicle requirements will be addressed, and session topics include the following:

  • Automotive Systems
  • Harsh Environment Materials
  • Solder Reliability for Harsh Applications
  • IC Packaging
  • Harsh Environment Systems
  • Electronics Systems Modeling

  • The final session of the workshop will feature a panel discussion focusing on miniaturization and heat dissipation. Visit the Symposia page of the Education & Events section on for full details, and contact SMTA Educational Programs Coordinator Melissa Serres for more information: or 952-920-7682.

    The SMTA membership is a network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies and related business operations.

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